In my first post in this series – Getting students’ attention – I mentioned the use of backchannels. This post should give you more information about the use of backchannels within the classroom. If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students...
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If any activities referred to in the posts or in the materials available on the site aren't adequately explained, a brief description may be found below: (And of course, if there's anything you think should be added here - please let me know in the comments section!) BACKS TO THE BOARD: Essentially a vocabulary review…
AnswerGarden is a very simple tool for creating short answer polls and displaying the answers as word clouds. It’s really simple and quick to use and can be used in the classroom or embedded into webpages, blogs or in online courses.
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